The global electric car race: Europe needs to wake up!

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The global electric car race: Europe needs to wake up!

As visitors to the Geneva International Motor Show this week can witness first hand, the European auto industry is up against massive global competition as it makes the seismic shift from combustion engine to battery-electric cars in a very short time frame.

New car registrations: +12.1% in January 2024; battery electric 10.9% market share

In January 2024, the EU new car market rebounded from the slowdown experienced in December 2023, with year-on-year car registrations increasing by 12.1% to 851,690 units.

EU patent reform: a boost for competitiveness, but more ambition needed

ACEA supports the European Commission’s proposal to improve the regulatory framework on standard essential patent (SEP) licensing, urging swift adoption from law makers.

Report – Vehicles on European roads 

ACEA’s ‘Vehicles on European Roads’ report is the go-to publication for the latest data on vehicles in circulation on Europe’s roads.

Vehicle recyclers and manufacturers raise concerns over dismantling rules for end-of-life vehicles 

The EU is proposing to expand dismantling obligations under the proposed End-of-life Vehicles Regulation (ELVR).

Joint call to deepen the EU Single Market and renew the dynamic of European integration

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has joined forces with other leading industrial sectors in a shared call to deepen the Single Market as pressure on European competitiveness continues to mount.

EU needs an industrial strategy for its auto sector, not a piecemeal regulatory approach

In the first episode of ACEA’s new ‘#UpToSpeed’ video interview series, ACEA’s Sigrid de Vries sat down with Marc Alochet, a leading researcher from France’s prestigious École Polytechnique, for an in-depth discussion on how the global electric vehicle race is shaping up.

ACEA strengthens senior leadership team ahead of next EU mandate

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) expands its leadership team with two new senior hires.

About ACEA

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, or ACEA, unites Europe’s 15 major car, truck, van and bus makers.

We are the voice of the auto industry: a technological world leader and the backbone of the EU economy. Our members keep Europe on the move, providing diverse solutions for moving people and goods from A to B.

Together, we are progressing on the road to zero-emission and zero-fatality transport. We are addressing major technology shifts and the changing mobility needs of Europeans.

ACEA is working towards a new era of mobility, where all Europeans can access affordable transport solutions that are:

  • Green & Clean
  • Smart & Efficient
  • Safe & Reliable

Our aim is to drive Europe’s mobility transformation – while at the same time ensuring that the auto industry remains a strong Global & Competitive player.

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